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Feb 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
>> reporter: good evening, brian. a day after new evidence that china's military is the source of thousands of cyber attacks against american business, the white house launched a new effort to protect trade secrets. cyber spying and other forms of economic espionage are a growing national security threat, much of it from china. according to a white house report released today. >> the hacker in china can acquire source code from a software company in virginia, without leaving his or her desk. >> reporter: a few keystrokes can result in the theft of designs worth billions. while china denies it engages in cyber war or other thefts of trade secrets, 16 of the 19 cases of economic espionage cited today involve china. victims included big corporate names like ford, dupont, general motors, cargo, dow chemical, boeing and motorola. and when it comes to cyber attacks, this week's revelation about unit 61398 of china's army, located in this nondescript building in shanghai, is only one example. >> this is just one part of what is a very robust military and intelligence chinese governmen
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Feb 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
only from china, but as you point out, from the chinese military. a seven-year internet hunt zeroed in on one neighborhood in shanghai, and finally, this 12-story building, the source of thousands of cyber attacks against 141 u.s. companies spanning 20 industries. whose building is it? according to a new report confirmed by u.s. intelligence, it's the headquarters of unit 61398, the cyber warriors for china's peoples liberation army. >> i think it was time to let the world know, it's actually not just from china, it's the chinese government sanctioning these attacks. >> reporter: among the targets of china's hackers, america's very infrastructure. >> now our enemies are also seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. >> reporter: other targets of chinese hackers, familiar brand names like coca-cola, facebook, "the new york times," "washington post" and "wall street journal," and only today, apple. the hackers have user names like ugly gorilla and doda. according to this instructional manual from mandia, the computer s
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Feb 18, 2013 12:30am PST
joining us. >>> up next "on the money," over came china's cultural revolution to become a star of america's >>> our entrepreneurs born or made? my next guest tells a remarkable story of innovation. she remade her own life, surviving a difficult youth in mao's china and american technology pioneer. king few is author of the memoir "bend not break." ping, great to have you on the program. thanks for joining us. >> so pleased to be here, maria. >> the memoir is actually a page turner. we were so looking forward to ha having you. it's been quite a journey. beginning with being sent to a labor camp at age 8 where you cared for your younger sister and suffered significant abuse. tell us a bit about what it was like during china's cultural revolution. children being taken from their parents to be re-educated. can you bring us into that a bit? >> yeah. it started in 1966 when mao said we didn't need academic education. we need to learn from farmers, worker, and soldiers. so all of us got -- in the school age, didn't go to school. and the country turned into chaos. there was red guards, which are
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Jan 31, 2013 5:30pm PST
-sponsored computer hacking of american companies by china. well, tonight it's the news media itself under siege, including some very big names. our report from nbc's pete williams. >> reporter: the "new york times" says hackers have been attacking its computer system for the past four months. even managing to get passwords for individual reporters. the paper says its own security experts and the fbi traced the intrusions to hackers in china who it says were employing techniques associated in the past with hackers from the chinese military. another newspaper, "the wall street journal" says it too was hit by chinese hackers who apparently wanted to monitor its china reporting. no attempt, the journal says, to steal customer data. in beijing, any suggestion that the chinese were involved, quote, irresponsible. but "the times" says the hack attack coincided with a series of stories it posted on its website, which reported that relatives of china's prime minister had amassed a fortune worth several billion dollars through business deals. >> we first noticed the unusual activity on our network shortl
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Feb 22, 2013 10:00pm PST
is these advanced persistent threats. >> the advanced persistent threat is the guy that comes every day, in china, reports to work and sits in that network. >> undetected and extracting information. >> in a new report released this week the cyber security firm mandiant pinpointed where some of the most sophisticated hackers in china are working, in or around this building, a chinese military unit's headquarters on the outskirts of shanghai. this elite group of hackers has been dubbed the shanghai group. they've struck 141 times since 2006 across all sectors of the u.s. economy. this is the first time such a group has been tracked right to the doorstep of the people's liberation army. the shanghai group is not the first to be accused of cyber theft. >> it's scary. i mean, this is the problem. it's scarey. >> brian shields, a computer security specialist suspected the chinese of hacking into his company as early as 2004. he worked for nortel, a giant canadian telecommunications company. a success story, nortel made cell phone equipment and at its height the company employed 20,000 people in the u.s
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Feb 4, 2013 11:00am PST
issues kerry will have to deal with, new accusations china is hacking american companies. scott mcgrew said those accusation are coming from the highest level. >> yeah, good morning. google chairman eric schmidt is going to take china to task in a new book thats he's written. this according to people who have had an early read of it. schmidt will blame china directly for many recent hacks of american businesses, warning china could be the internet's number one enemy, and that the u.s. will be at a disadvantage because american companies can't hack back. it's against american law. early reviewers say schmidt is very direct about his feelings about china. you don't expect that out of high tech companies. they usually coddle their relationship with the chinese. turning to wall street, today's not the day we're going to see any records set. the dow opened at just over 14,000, its highest level since 2007. and had it gained a bit, it would have set records for the highest ever, but today looks like minor losses instead. >>> speaking of losses, we have to eat a bit of crow or raven this
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Feb 15, 2013 4:30am PST
congressmen accusing scientists of sharing secret and sensitive technology with china. republican congress frank wolf of virginia and lamar smith of texas have both asked the federal government to investigate the research center. that investigation right now is being held up by some red tape. the congressmen say classified weapons and know how may have been illegally transferred to other countries including china. they also say the u.s. attorney's office in northern california wants to bring criminal charges but that investigation being blocked by the justice department. nasa is now commenting at this point saying it would be inappropriate to discuss any possible investigation. >>> as we continue to following a developing story out of south africa this morning where olympian oscar pistorius learned he'll face a premeditated murder charge against his girlfriend. pistorius reportedly went openly as prosecutors announced their course of action against the athlete. this is video of pistorius leaving jail for the courtroom earlier this morning. his girlfriend seen here, reeva steenkamp was shot
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Feb 22, 2013 5:30pm PST
, somewhere else. >> reporter: packham says all those pandas china is breeding will likely spend their lives in zoos, including here in america, since china's industrial growth has left little space for them in the wild. >> and to have them as a zoo animal, to have them only living in captivity? >> no point. >> reporter: but sarah doesn't believe that saving the panda, even in the wild, is a lost cause. >> if we truly cannot save space for giant pandas, how could we ever have hope for any of the others. if we can't save the one we profess to love the most. >> reporter: at chengdu, they're doing everything they can to save this icon of wildlife conservation. kate snow, nbc news, chengdu, china. >> provocative topic. kate snow will have more on this tonight as part of "rock center" at 10:00, 9:00 central here on nbc. we are back in a moment with a woman on a fast track to make history this weekend. ♪ >> it's "saturday night live"! >> we want to wish a very happy 95th birthday to our friend, don pardo, long-time voice of "saturday night live," still going, still unmistakable. don pardo was fi
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
, tracking hackers from china in what many in both our government and our private secotor are calling all-out war. after attacks on facebook, google, twitter, "the new york times," coca-cola, and even apple, america, it seems, is in the midst of a cyber war against china. >> this it does seem that these attacks and intrusions are more brazen. >> reporter: mike is a former cyber policy adviser at the defense department. he says our government is threatened along with our personal information and says while the hackers are smart, the bay area tech industry is smarter. >> i think ideally i would like to see the government hooking up with more silicon valley companies. >> reporter: and that's happening inside the security companies like barracuda networks. here they're aware of the threat from china. they say when it comes to protecting your personal data it's a threat they see every hour. >> it happens all the time. it happens from everywhere. china just has the means to cover it up. >> reporter: so the attacks can be more brazen and out in the open which means we know what chinese hackers a
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Feb 19, 2013 4:00am PST
's going on? analysts say the reasons are many. china is demanding more oil every day to power its growing economy just as opec cut some of its output. international sanctions are reducing the amount of uranium oil on the world market while here at home, refineries are shutting down for maintenance as they prepare to switch to a summer blend. then market speculation and a weaker dollar play a role. >> we have to work. so we keep coming to work every day. but you have to put gas in your car to come to work. >> reporter: 43 cents in a month. >> that was nbc's tom costello. >>> after the long holiday weekend you the president and congressional staffers will be back at work this morning but with only ten days to prevent $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. the white house says president obama will hold a news conference to address the issue this morning. nbc's danielle lee has the details. danielle, good morning. >> reporter: mara, good morning. the president will urge congress to agree on a deal that balances those pending cuts with new revenue to avoid hurting the economy and the middle c
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Feb 20, 2013 4:00am PST
to strike back against cyber espionage. this is new information that suggest china's government is behind cyber attacks. nbc's danielle leigh is live in washington with the details. danielle, good morning. what are we expecting to hear from the white house this morning? >> reporter: mara, good morning, the white house will come out with a report detailing new aggressive steps to protect u.s. trade secrets against cyber attacks. that could include fines, penalties and other trade action. 140 companies were tar feted. this kind of attack is something the department of defense and white house has been concerned about for quite some time. the china government is denying being involved in any sort of attack. >> joe biden is offering up best advice on how to defend yourself with a firearm. joe biden talked about gun roll efforts, including the size of ammunition clips and other proposals. during that chat biden said the best thing for texas is a shotgun. >> put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house. i promise you, whoever is coming in is not going to -- you don't need
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Feb 10, 2013 9:00am PST
hours of original video production a day. we have -- they have viewers in china, in new york, and so on. so why? because the cost per mile, which is the unit of advertising, i think is extremely high for vild owe production. again, i can give you the numbers for the journal, but i know they are very high. that's a the case for a lot of other organizations. "new york times" is doing the same. so as an ipod app we know that on the user side there is a need for more portable device that can just aggregate all the best news channels that are there. this is what we do. >> got to cut all of you off because we're going to run out of time. but traditional media is awesome. i think we'll leave it there. >> traditional media bring the quality of the experience. and this is what everybody wants in a device. >> flattery will get you everywhere. thank you for being here this morning. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >>> it is fashion week in new york city and i bet you probably didn't know that. and there's the problem. getting silicon valley to dress up when "press: here" continues. >>> welcome back
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00am PST
in china. the obama administration rattling sabres. we'll look at that in a little bit. >> thank you, scott. >> now to the forecast with christina loren. i was expecting a cold morning. >> i was so cold yesterday. >> yeah. it was a cold day. this morning we are near records at 5:13. good morning to you. want to show you some live pictures across the bay area. get your day off to a good start at 5:13. this is san francisco. you can see clearly we don't have any fog to report in this particular area. you might find ragged patches of fog sticking to the coastal mountains. 5:13 in san jose. look how dark it is. but temperatures aren't that bad here in the south bay just yet. just you wait. the next couple hours we'll drop off and the numbers will fall into the 20s. 39 degrees. you're getting a break there compared to the 30 where we are in santa rosa this morning. that's definitely cold enough to damage your sensitive plants outdoors. you have time to bring them in before the coldest part of the day around sunrise at 6:50. 32 degrees in gilroy. 35 in livermore. welcome back. 35 degrees to start
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Feb 19, 2013 5:00am PST
. companies and governments have been more and more ready to point fingers at china. >> even a couple years ago, laura, it was not something you said out loud. everyone suspected china. google was the first to utter it. now people are just flat out saying that chinese government is conducting a concerted effort to harm it the united states, its industry and its commerce. the latest accusations coming from an american security company specifying a particular red army unit based near shanghai as doing the hacking. just a few hours ago, chinese officials called a press conference where they denied all of those accusations. said a majority of hacks against chinese companies originate in america. the thing that keeps this from trading into trade sanctions or war is our dependence on chinese manufacturing and we owe them a staggering amount of money so it's in nobody's interest for this thing to spiral out of control. >>> a report new out this morning, says china became the world's biggest trading partner eclipsing the united states. we're still the most productive company but we keep much of the
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Feb 11, 2013 4:30am PST
. >> they gathered in san francisco yesterday to welcome the year of the snake. >> a couple firecrackers. >> china town was mobbed with so many people out there. shoppers getting ready for the large traditional meals and celebrations that will run the next few weeks. in china, people watched as iron was thrown against a cold ball. the sparks burst into the night sky which looks like fireworks. it's a traditional performance that has taken place for more than 500 years. the year of the black water snake lasts until january 31st of next year. >> that's an awesome spectacle. >>> 4:55 right now. mike, what's happening on the roads? >> over here you have so many areas where we can't have sparklers. i don't think we get to throw molten iron at any cold medal. the flow south 880 moves smoothly past the truck scales with a few headlights. let's catch up with these folks heading through milpitas. no overnight road crews. we do see slowing. it's all of the way into mountain view. south bay in general moving smoothly. north bay with very few headlights. no problems. back to you. >> thank you very much. did y
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Feb 26, 2013 4:30am PST
at 4:53. >>> people in china, people in one village giving a welcome to a new and large neighbor. a giant panda spotted sleeping near a mountain road on a nature reserve in southwest china. when word got out, people started to gather around. the crowd grew to about 200 people to see the 220-pound animal. staff working for the reserve soon arrived to start taking photos of the giant panda from as close as nine feet away. very brave soul. the panda eventually got worn out with the fuss and decided to get up and stroll back into the woods. >>> a bald eagle for a joyride of sorts back home on the peninsula. the 24 year old lives at the palo alto junior museum and zoo. her trainer lets her fly free in a nearby park from time to time. last weekend she just flew off and didn't come back. >> she took off on saturday afternoon about midway through the flight. she had maybe half of her dinner and headed north and just kept heading north and heading north. >> he was able to track the eagle using a gps transmitter on her tail and after several days of flying free, she eventually came in for
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Feb 28, 2013 6:00am PST
as their passwords. meantime, china's defense ministry this morning accusing the united states of hacking its computers. it was not very specific about the accusation. it is notable, however, because it's really the first time the government itself has made that specific allegation against the u.s. >>> meanwhile, rachel over at "the new york times" just reported the pope's final actions will include, as he steps down at 8:00 a.m. our time, he will issue one last tweet to his account, pontfx which is amazing. we saw video just a short time ago of the google glasses down at the ted conference. they were showing them off. google has this morning closed its offer to get you a google glass. remember, you could tweet and say hey, this is the reason. also, you had to pay $1,500. we'll get them a gadget just as soon as we can. >> nice. scott mcgrew has those connections. that's the way he rolls. >> we try. >> i'm waiting for the knock-offs. we're basking in sunshine down here in the bay area and up in the sierra, looking good for skiers? >> yeah. >> a little too warm, maybe? >> no, looking good becau
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Feb 1, 2013 4:00am PST
amazing video from abroad. this time from china where a truck overturned barely missing a materialist. and another story, an army veteran who lost all four of his limbs underwent an arm strands plant. and back in d.c. president obama brought on the miami heat and showed some love for hilary. >> i think what did evolve is a friendship. >> reporter: who's the top dog? these are the most popular breeds. golden retrievers and g-shepherds are hot, these dogs are hip. but not all animals had a good week. iran said it launched a rocket containing a monkey into space. >> they did release a photo. this is the alleged iranian space monkey. i'm guessing he didn't volunteer for the mission. >> reporter: and now, back to more cute puppies. >> oh, hey. you got to pick who's going to win the super bowl. you ready? uh-oh. oh, my -- the ravens! >> the ravens. >> what's your prediction. >> i'll go with the niners. my home town team. all the animals are picking the ravens. >> do you think it will be easy for the niners? >> no. it's like 3 1/2. a close one but a good one. we'll watch the first half and d
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Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
on same store sales in china. >>> dell reportedly close to inking a $23 billion deal to take the pc company private, including a $2 billion investment from microsoft. >>> boeing formally filed a request from the faa to allow the company to resume test flights of dreamliners. necessity have been grounded since january 16th for a global investigation into battery-related fires. >>> goldman sachs ceo lloyd blank fine and marissa meyer will be a group of corporate leaders at white house advising president obama on his economic agenda. >>> the cost of next year's winter limbs in sochi, russia, has risen to $50 billion, five times more than originally planned. >>> in moscow, the first capsule hotel is open for business. a night in the sleep box with just the bare necessities goes for $85 a night. >>> back on this continent, the end of an era. the royal canadian mint is no longer making and distributing pennies. the one-cent coin costs 1.6 cents to produce. >>> beer powered beer from alaska. you heard me right. >>> plus, some police officers get the boot for goofing off while on the job. d
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
donald's australia is testing out table service cleat with china, glassware and cutlery. >>> and americans plan to spend more on valentine's day than last year. a man, 85 bucks and a woman, 48. it's always been expensive to be wealthy in california. but now millionaires are staring head on at a federal state income tax of 51.9%. and you guessed it, it is the highest in the nation. one saving grace for the moment, californians can deduct state tax from federal returns. >>> up next, your "early today" sports highlights. plus, meet a nasty nanny whose pension for slapping this kid just got her slapped by the law. >>> and now to some other stories that caught our eyes this morning. in new york, disturbing video shows a nanny slapping a 9-month-old for not eating. when the mother saw what was going on, she rushed home .fired the caretaker who has been charged with endangering the well fare of a child and resisting arrest. >>> in texas, 22-year-old grad student and chicken farmer has grown so close to his flock over the years, he's known around as chicken boy. he's handled the chickens for so long, h
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
china to the people in san francisco. let's celebrate and grow together. >> that is awesome. thank you for joining us here at the asian art museum in san francisco. this opens up on february the 22nd. it's a can't miss event. let's get to the weather maps. as we are upon the new year here in the san francisco bay area. we did have snow of our own back here last night and also early this morning down to 500 feet of rain snow mix and a dusting of snow across the santa cruz mountains. those of you in the fremont hills, we get a rain-snow mix. let's advance to the weather maps. we have the blizzard in the northeast, producing 1 to 3 feet of snow. if you are headed that way, do expect major delays. meanwhile, for tonight, we are expecting temperatures that are going to be dropping down in to the 20s and the 30s, areas of patchy frost for the north bay and east bay and like lg ice on the roads. this exhibit, once again, it's out here at the asian art museum of san francisco, you can come out this sunday, even to the museum while it's not open just yet. the exhibit, you can enjoy the fest act
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Feb 11, 2013 4:00am PST
is spared from a pulpy finish. >>> in china, a folk tradition honored the festival. molten iron heated to 1,000 degrees is thrown on to the cold bricks at the city gate creating this beautiful spark and burst of light. absolutely gorgeous. the dazzling display of these iron flashes seen by thousands is a 500-year-old ritual that ushered in the lunar new year. i feel sorry for that guy, though, right in the middle of it. >> i don't know how he does. the year of the snake. >> it is -- happy year of the snake. >> that's right. >> to you. >> not sure how i feel that. >>> it is time for a look at some of the stories making news today. in texas, chris kyle will be remembered at cowboys stadium. thousands are expected to attend a memorial service there honoring the life and sacrifice of the former navy s.e.a.l. killed last weekend at a central texas gun range. >>> former army staff sergeant clint ramouchet will be awarded the medal of honor at the white house this afternoon. he's only the fourth living service member to win the event from afghanistan. he'll be a guest of the first lady at tomorrow
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
. the test means north korea has dee fied orders to shut down nuclear activity. even china, a long-time ally of north korea, opposed the test. the test had a greater explosive force than the previous two tests. stay tuned to hear the state of the union address live starting at 6:00 tonight, we will also carry the republican response and of course, we will have complete analysis tonight at 11:00. >> the first lady has several guests. including apple's ceo particular coo o -- ceo tim cook. he did address a lawsuit by a shareholder this morning. the claim is that the company is shorting shareholders and keep cash on the books and cook described it as a silly side shoe. apple has $137 billion in cash on hand. the stock has lost 35% of its value in recent months. >> tough at any age. a local group proving you are never too old to defend yourself. we will introduce you to the art of kacane-do. >> and the health risk that comes from being first born. >> temperatures close to 70, and gillroy was one of the warmest at 67. we will have details on when we hit 70 in a few minutes. hello? the words are g
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Feb 15, 2013 11:00am PST
. >>> nasa ames is under investigation accused of sharing technology with china and other country. the fbi has been investigating nasa ames for the past four years. the congressmen say the u.s. attorney's office in northern california wants to bring criminal charges but has been blocked by the justice department. the u.s. attorney's office denies that claim. >>> we have new video from a courtroom in south africa. in one fatal night olympian oscar pistorius went from local superstar and international hero to standing trial for premeditated murder. during his very first hearing while these charges are being read he breaks down in tears. michelle kosinski witnessed it all in the courtroom. >> reporter: olympian oscar pistorius, accustomed to the cheer of victory, keeps his head down, now shielding his face from cameras to and from court. today the world press gathered him around while he's charged with the murder of his girlfriend shot three times in the head and body in pistorius's upscale well-secured home around 4:00 a.m. thursday. at 30, a cover girl, law school grad, soon to be reality s
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Feb 17, 2013 4:30pm PST
have real war games. we have real wars. china, u.s. irkse ran. -- iran. >> i think of a movie version of "homeland." war on terror over the last 10, 12 years, who are the people making decisions of what we have given up and gained in terms of safety. >> i want to see "the security" the movie. matters hugely, "supreme court the movie" give us the health care bill or bush v gore. mandy and antonin scalia and all kinds of good stuff behind the scenes and americans would see it. chris: they did it back the 1954 case. >> long time ago. chris: grave movie. thanks to great round table. and that's the you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was no u-verse wireless receiver that let you move the tv away from the tv outlet. we can move it to the kitchen, the patio, the closet and almost anywhere. why would you want a tv in the closet? [ both laugh ] ♪ [ fancy voice ] brilliant idea, darling. ♪ [ female announcer ] the wireless receiver. get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible.
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Feb 25, 2013 4:00am PST
with antibiotics from china. sales could drop 25% this quarter. >> no more conference calls in your pjs. melissa meyer said all employees who work remotely have to come in to the office by june. we need to be physically together. department chain's macy's and j.c. penney will duke it out in court who has the right to sell martha stewart's branded bruise. amazon will jump start its streaming video service. creators will get $10,000 for an option and a share of the royalties if there show is produced. oscar nominee helen hunt wore a strapless gown from h and m. straight ahead, sword swallowing in the big apple for a good state. ohio state takes on michigan state as march madness gets closer. you're watching "early today." >>> now to some stories that caught our eye this morning. we begin in california with a major melee between college baseball teams. fists began flying after one player was tagged out and shoved by an opposing player. the bench-clearing brawl between sacramento state and u.c. riverside led to three player ejections. >>> in chicago, police arrested at least 20 people after rowdy te
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Feb 26, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> in china, crowds gathered near a village to catch a glimpse of a very rare sight. a sleeping wild panda cozied up on a roadside cliff near a national nature reserve. although the area is home to 56 wild pandas, seeing one up close and personal is a real treat here. as people gathered nearby they woke the panda who made a hasty retreat back to the forest. >>> this is one baby you probably don't want bouncing on your knee, a czech zoo welcomed the arrival of a newborn elephant this month. she's the zoo's first new elephant and weighed more than 200 pounds at birth. the calf doesn't have a name quite yet but the zoo plans to have a contest to name her once she makes her public debut. that would be a heavy baby. >>> all the activity at the vatican has given local businesses a boost here. one religious memorabilia store owner said sales have increased as the world awaits the election of a new pope. the papal portraits are apparently the hottest sellers so far. and while pope benedict may be in the spotlight, pope john paul ii merchandise is the favorite among shoppers. he was certainly a fav
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
years. blue prints were unveiled at a new york museum. it will be built in china. 40,000 peep have expressed interest in buying tickets. they will dress in period costumes and dine from the same menu. palmer said apparently, with a straight face that one of the benefits of global warming is that there are not as many icebergs in the north atlantic and he promises to have enough life boats. >> two officers shot? san tan cruise, we will go back to breaking news after the break. >> an update on the breaking news, live scenes, live pictures from the nbc chopper. two officers have been shot and taken to the hospital, no word on their conditions. there are reports that a third person may have also been shot of course it looks like they have brought in an armored vehicle. it happened not far from the santa cruz board walk. the man hunt is on for the suspect. if fbi has now joined in on the man hunt. we will have the latest coming up. see you then. thanks. >>> on our broadcast tonight, ready or not. we're now within 72 hours of those drastic budget cuts across the american economy, and the
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Feb 27, 2013 4:30am PST
human rights issues with a focus on some of the dealings in china. back to you. >> thank you very much. we'll keep an eye on that one and apple's $131 billion plus. thank you. >> cinequest is under way. look at h her. >> ooh, that's what i'm talking about. >> the red carpet gala was last night. there's christina loren. you look stunning. chief meteorologist jeff berneri was there as well. the film festival runs through march 10. who did your hair? >> main salon. >> show stopper. >> did you have a great time? >> we had a really good time. harrison ford didn't show up. >> but you were there. >> a couple ourgs. >> the face you get to witness. i will work on it throughout the morning. we had a great time out there. 4:47. 36 degrees to start the day. we keep the great numbers going. so the comfortable weather continues. it just makes everything easier. just getting the mail, headeded to the grocery store. you don't have to dodge showers or the cold. we have it coming back into the forecast in a matter of days. 37 in livermore. 41 in san jose. 39 in sunny vail. headed toward a comfortable af
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Feb 22, 2013 11:00am PST
china or from this other part of the world and -- >> i'll get it for you. >> reporter: how? you have experience. >> lots of experience. you have to be connected in terms of who you know and where you go. you have to be legal in terms of the paperwork and all that stuff. >> reporter: there are some of the most common orchids at the show. >> the most beautiful. actually, this is one of our best, the beauty award from taiwan. taiwan is the sponsor of the year's show. we're really glad to have them. most of these different looking ones that you see, that you'll see in your kmarts in about a year are the new easy to grow hybrids. >> bruce, thank you very much. >> bob, a lot of fun. you didn't come here for the orchids. >> reporter: no, i got these on the bottom of my shoes. john, i want to congratulate you on that arrangement you did. i know you're a big florist. i didn't know you were that good. the show runs saturday and sunday. you can go to orchidssan francisco.org. the first year for the orchid expo, the largest of its kind in north america. >> i appreciate the love. that arrangement
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Feb 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
diplomatic relations with china and sign a treaty with the soviet union. >>> a fire in san francisco damaged a five story apartment building this afternoon. officials say quick police work prevented any injuries. the fire burned late this morning on golden gate avenue. it started in a restaurant on the ground floor when a pot left on the show sent the flames shooting up a flew. police were able to alert everyone to evacuate. a total of eight apartments were left uninhabitable. most are staying with friends and relatives but the red cross is providing aid. >>> in palo alto police are looking for a man who reported lee tried to rob another man at gun point. police say it happened at 8:30 right outside the webster parking garage. he the would-be robber road up on a by sickleal, pulled out a gun and demanded cash. he managed to safely run away. three other armed robberies have happened in palo alto in recent weeks and police are investigating. >>> friends and family of an east bay couple expressing their concerns after the two vanished. >>> danica patrick did not win the daytona 500 obut she did
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Feb 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
helped broker peace between israel and egypt, established diplomatic relations with china and signed a treaty of soviet union to scale down the number of nuclear weapons in the world. he won the nobel peace prize in 2002. >>> coming up next at 6:00, a report from around the world after a shooting rampage that rocked their community. tonight, how the team of newtown, connecticut, are saying thank you. >>> also, if you visited the pump recently, the gas prices are sky high. >>> we saw a warmer finish to the weekend around the bay area. highs today did reach the upper 60s in parts of the north santa rosa. 52 around san jose. before we see temperatures warm even warmer in the 70s we've got that system you're looking at right there that may toss a few showers our way early tomorrow morning. we'll talk more about the changes in the forecast when we come right back. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and so
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Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm PST
after an explosion in china. a truck carrying fireworks exploded on a highway bridge. the blast was so powerful it destroyed part of the bridge and sent a dozen vehicles 100 feet to the ground. earlier reports 26 people dead have been changed to nine people killed. fireworks explosions are common in china especially during this time of year. chinese new year is next weekend. jessica? >>> thank you very much, janel. still ahead at 6:00, trying to quell contraception concerns. what the obama administration is promising to do. >> guess who is in town. recognize him and her? al roker with a little star power. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. great to see christina out there with al. you can see temperatures for saturday. they're going to be cooling off. cloud cover increasing for those interior valleys. if you're planning a barbecue here in the bay on sunday for the super bowl, here is that barbecue forecast. temperatures that are going to be cooling off into the upper 50s with a little bit of cloud cover. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real
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Feb 10, 2013 11:10pm PST
in northern china. the city celebrated the lunar new year this way for more than 500 years. >> how is he not catching on fire, is my question. >> because he's been doing it for so long they know how to avoid it. >> apparently. >> like a flare. >> it looks a little dangerous. >> it's not that hot maybe. i'm rooming the dice here. i don't know. >> they're being hit. >> they're being hit but they don't care. it's a tradition. people in china and most asian countries are celebrating the first lunar year, the year of the blackwater snake lasts until january 31st of last year. >> not just a snake, a blackwater snake. >> interesting. >> now we know. >> if you can't have rain, might as well enjoy the sunshine. >> second half of the week looks warmer. clouds and cooling next weekend. dry. seven-day forecast. >> thanks for watching "nbc bay area news." ♪ chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. >> this is "the chris matthews show." >> ask not what your country can do for you. >> tear down this wall. >> i can hear you. >
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
of hacking, google chairman eric schmidt calls china the world's number one hacker in his new book called "the new digital age." it's due out in april. and in it schmidt says cyber attacks from china are damaging to america's economy. >> another tech heavy hitter is talking. microsoft chairman bill gates is not satisfied with microsoft especially when it comes to cell phones. nonetheless he gave current ceo steve balm aerovote of can ha confidence saying the future looks good for the company that he started. >>> future oyster prices could be decided this week. the owner of the oyster company will be in court this weak to fight a federally imposed order to close the business. if the court does not grant an injunction, drake's bay will have to close by march 15th. some believe that will lead to higher oyster prices, lower quality and impact the environment because the tra transportation needed to import oysters here to the bay area. drake's supplies 40% of california's oysters. >> california's fishing industry appears to be on the upswing. fishermen are enjoying bigger hauls and raking in m
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00pm PST
rice spent most of the day at the united nations getting a unanimous condemnation, including from china. the question, how much will china really pressure north korea economically? can they reach the united states, and if so, have they now with this test, as they claim, so miniaturized the weapon they could put it on a rocket that could get that far? this test was a lot bigger -- a lot bigger explosion than we had anticipated. we put aircraft up in the air with sensors to see if it was uranium rather than plutonium. uranium would be more dangerous. in looking at the chamber and you see all of the characters, you don't see chuck hagel, the defense secretary nominee. he had a rough time in the nomination hearing this afternoon. ted krug, the freshman from texas, went after him so personally and so vigorously, that even john mccain and other critics of haggle came to his defense and he ended up with a 14-11 vote in committee and it will go to the floor now, so he likely will be confirmed, perhaps as soon as thursday. >> those just joining us, we want to bring you up to date on what's happe
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Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
passwords after an attack that may have come from china. google chairman eric schmidt warning hacks will get worse. here he is in paris signing a new agreement with the french government. in a new book, the google executive points fingers directly at china. according to those that read it, schmidt will make accusations which you don't expect out of high-tech companies which coddle relationship with the chinese. >>> virgin america is coming to san jose for the first time and to paraphrase henry ford, you can go anywhere you want as long as it's los angeles. marla tellez standing by. you just got the flight schedule. when are we leaving? >> reporter: i'll get to flight options in just a moment. one option is better than none. ceo of virgin america said the silicon valley deserves more flight options. there you have it. virgin will fly direct to los angeles every day four times a day. it's going to have to compete with heavy hitters like southwest which will be its biggest competitor but virgin is known for its low fares among other appealing characteristics and passengers know this. >> it's a
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Feb 10, 2013 8:00am PST
with these guys, and that will result in gridlock for the country which is horrible. if he does nixon and china, he can have storied stuff. >> katty, how much does he feel he has to do when he feels at the height of his confidence at the moment? >> he's got this kind of fairly short window, where he's just been re-elected. his first state of the union where he's not running for re-election. he can take that onboard and decide he's going to try and push his agenda. but the window is short because fairly soon the members of the house will start thinking about mid term elections. if he wants to get big things done, he'll have to do it soon. in 2012, he promised a fairer america. he raised taxes. with the house at the end of the year, we'll see if inequality levels start to come down in america. but the big thing he'll have to do is promise to get jobs for the country. we're living in a world where robots are cheap and efficient, and people are expensive and inefficient. he has to find a post manufacturing america and lay out a plan for it for job growth. and that's the single biggest priority. >>
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Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
out the reason. turns out china cut off the electricity for nonpayment of our bill. that's what it is. [ laughter ] shut it off. shut it down. that's it! well, cbs is now facing a a possible fine because ravens quarterback joe flacco was overheard dropping the f-bomb on the air. he said the f-word. did you hear it? you probably heard it. well, cbs is arguing they could not have foreseen this happening. you know, someone on the ravens breaking the law who isn't
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Feb 8, 2013 11:00am PST
deficit with china felt by quite a bit suggesting strong american manufacturing and exports. now it's good news, but it doesn't gibe with the latest gdp numbers we have showing that the american economy has contracted. so economists are going to have to go back and figure this one out. those discouraging gdp numbers could very well be wrong. >>> a decent day on the markets. it's been a peculiar week this week, a lot of up and a lot of down. linkdn doing well after blowout yesterday. >>> and the power company that provided electricity to the louisiana superdome said it figured out what caused the power outage during the super bowl. it wasn't hackers, beyonce, it was just a bad relay. sometimes the explanation turns out to be a bit routine. a thing-ga-ma-doo quit working. >> fun to think that beyonce blew out all the lightsp. >> scott mcgrew talking about a thing-ga-ma-doo. >> technical term. >>> a live look. beautiful clear skies more or less here over san francisco. this is the clearest it's been all day. so mostly sunny here. let's show you san jose now. oh, yeah, we're still dealing with
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Feb 9, 2013 6:30pm PST
's a woman warrior but her detractors call her a bull in a china shop and a union buster which doesn't seem to bother her one bit. >> you're not really fazed at all about what people think about you. you seem to have your convictions and whatever people say, it just blows off your back. >> you know, i think that it's necessary to understand that when you want to change the status quo, when you're going to bring about a significant transformation to anything, you're going to get a lot of pushback. at the end of the day the way that i look at it is our public education system is broken. it is not working for the vast majority of children in this country. we are spending more money per child in this nation than almost any other developed country in the entire world and yet the results are lagging behind. and so we have to understand that there is a lot of work to be done, there are a lot of changes that need to happen. and, you know, if people wanting to push back against that, i'm okay with that as long as what we're doing is fighting for kids. >> but it's interesting because a lot of people
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Feb 18, 2013 5:30pm PST
into the summer driving season. >> reporter: what's going on? analysts say the reasons are many. china is demanding more oil every day to power its growing economy. just as opec cut some of its output. and international sanctions are reducing the amount of iranian oil on the world market. at home, refineries are shutting down from maintenance as they prepare to switch to a summer blend. then market speculation and a weaker dollar play a role. in san diego -- >> hey, i'm a waitress. come on. i'm not making 200 grand a year. >> reporter: the price at the pump can quickly add to the cost of the daily commute. a 40-mile round-trip, 22 days a month, averaging 22 mpg at $3.50 a gallon costs $140 a month. at today's average of $3.73 a gallon, $149 a month. at $4.25 a gallon, $170. and at $4.50 a gallon, $180 a month. >> we have to work, so we keep coming to work every day. but you have to put gas in your car to come to work. >> reporter: 43 cents in a month. the national average, $3.73 right now. and the experts are saying they don't think that we will get over $4 a gallon for a national aver
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Feb 19, 2013 11:00pm PST
. the giants will soon have a new neighbor in china basin. >> i'll drink to that. the team along with mayor ed lee made the announcement today. anchor brewing company will be the first tenant, and the anchor of the mission rock development project south of the ballpark. the brewery will expand operations to pier 48, transforming the empty building into a brew house. why didn't we think of that? >> since we're the official giants station, maybe we should have an nbc booth tucked away in the back. a studio even, what do you think? >> that would be a good idea. >> tomorrow morning, temperatures in the upper 20s and also low 30s. and watch out for some icy roadways in the north bay and east bay hills. >> thanks for joining us. >> good night. dinner's ready. [ female announcer ] hamburger helper stroganoff. beefy. creamy. stroganoffy. helpers. forty dishes, all delicious. i just finished a bowl of your light chicken pot pie soup and it was so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer
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Feb 20, 2013 4:30am PST
heads and trade actions against china or any other country that commits cyber espionage. early this week a virginia based firm tied years of cyber attacks against u.s. companies to the chinese government which denies involvement in the attacks. >> checking on business and the markets. apple revealing it was recently hacked. for details on that and the rest of the news before the bell let's check in with seema mody live at cnbc headquarters. good morning. >> good morning. futures are higher after stocks advance on tuesday. the dow hitting a new high while the nasdaq broke above the 3200 level for the first time in 12 years. google topped $800 a share for the first time. we have data today on inflation, housing starts and the minutes of last month's meeting. the dow up yesterday. the nasdaq added 21. here's our top story. apple says a small number of mac computers were with hacked recently. the news comes a week after facebook discloses it was hacked. hackers used a security flaw in the java software to gain access to servers. apple said there is no evidence any personal or confidential da
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Feb 25, 2013 4:30am PST
:55 right now. new video this morning from china. a fireworks factory goes up in flames over the weekend. that explosion happening saturday at a warehouse in the southern part of that country. by the time firefighters actually arrived on scene the flames spread throughout the entire building. chinese media reporting it took about four hours to finally put this one out. the good news is nobody was hurt. the cause still being investigated. >>> 5:4 >>> more from the academy awards including one stars had to say backstage. >>> mc hammer arrested and what the sheriff's office is saying about the incident. >>> live look at san francisco. you can see haze out there. that's just a nice spanning shot of the city by the bay. we're checking your forecast. also your monday morning commute as it begins to get under way. it's 4:56. stay with us. >>> there's a trial of destruction left behind. what we are now learning about the random and bizarre crime spree happening in the east bay. >>> and new week, new forecast. i think you'll like it if you like the 70s. we'll tell you how much money you can save
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Feb 23, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> reporter: sarah becsal, a conservationist, has been working in china at the research base of giant panda breeding for 13 years. >> i think that infantile appearance engenders us to want to protect, protect, protect. >> reporter: with so few pandas left in the wild, scientists have been breeding pandas in captivity with the home of one day setting them free. a high-tech, expensive operation. female pandas are anesthetized and artificially inseminated. here's the result -- these cubs are just four months old they're so cute and so little. we were allowed to go into the nursery and watch them sleeping, eating, and learning how to walk. it's almost become like an industry. you know, trying to make as many pandas as possible. >> i would say that that's a fair way to explain it. >> reporter: an industry dedicated to saving the panda. what could be wrong with that? >> i think that pouring millions and millions of dollars into one species of albeit incredibly cute animal is salacious. >> reporter: a wildlife expert for the bbc is one of a small but growing number of critics that think with so ma
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Feb 20, 2013 7:00am PST
. even as alarming new evidence points to china's military, as a major source of the cyber war. >>> zeroed in on that shanghai nondiscrypt neighborhood and 12 story building. cyber attacks against 141 u.s. companies spanning 20 industries. according to a new security report, confirmed by u.s. intelligence, the it is the headquarters of unit 61398, the cyber warriors for china's people's liberty. army. >> it's actually not just from china. the chinese government sanctioning these attacks. >> among the targets of the hackers, america's very infrastructure. >> now our enemies are seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. >> reporter: other targets, the news media, including "the new york times," the washington post and "wall street journal" and familiar brands like coca cola, facebook. and now apple. the hackers have names like ugly gorilla and dota, according to this instructional video from the computer security firm that did the study. >> here we see dota logging into one of its e-mail accounts. >> reporter: how
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Feb 10, 2013 7:00am PST
the first day of the lunar new year. a traditional performance in northern china overnight, look at that. an artist threw hot iron on a cold brick gate, causing sparks to burst into the night sky like fireworks. chinese officials say it's been a tradition for over 500 years. according to the zodiac, this is the year of the snake. that does look wild. >>> great. thanks so much for making us part of your morning. we'll have more local news for you tonight at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00, and all day long at nbcbayarea.com. go out and have a great day. >>> from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press" meet. >>> good sunday morning. we are following the big weather story in the northeast as this weekend's huge winter storm blanketed the region from new york to maine. new york city is getting the worst of it all. more than three feet of snow fell in parts of connecticut, rhode island, and massachusetts. cutting power and downing trees. electrical power remains out in nearly 350,000 homes whereas the area this morning. so a lot of cleanup to do t
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